Year-ender: Major policies aimed at improving health, housing and income
chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Dec 18, 2019
Job creation goal fulfilled ahead of schedule
Female job hunters seek positions and information at a career fair in Huaibei, Anhui province. [Photo by Wan Shanchao/For China Daily]
A total of 11.93 million new urban jobs were created during the first 10 months this year, meeting this year's target of adding more than 11 million urban jobs ahead of schedule, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The urban employment situation stayed stable in November, with the surveyed jobless rate in urban areas standing at 5.1 percent, the same as October.
Flexible employment is encouraged, and more measures will be taken to support the employment of the physically challenged, according to the State Council executive meeting on Dec 4.
Keeping employment stable was also reaffirmed at the meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Dec 6, which set the tone for the 2020 economic work.
The annual Central Economic Work Conference, which was held from Dec 10 to 12, called for ensuring a stable workforce and enhancing the pattern and quality of employment next year.